Portraits with the bride and groom in front of the old truck - The Blessed Barn

Fall wedding under the oak at The Blessed Barn in Aynor, SC

I had the opportunity to photograph my first wedding at The Blessed Barn venue in Aynor, SC, which is a 40-minute drive inland from Myrtle Beach. This elegant farm venue has two spacious reception halls separated by a concrete patio used as the dance floor area. It also has two separate dressing rooms for the bride and groom to get ready with their family. I always like it when I can tell a venue has been designed specifically for weddings. Upon arriving, I met with Melissa, the wedding coordinator at the Blessed Barn, who was kind enough to show me …

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Dip back for a kiss - The Cooper House

Wedding under the live oak at The Cooper House in Myrtle Beach

This was my first wedding at The Cooper House Event Venue. This is located right near an old swing bridge on the Intracoastal Waterway in a town called Socastee, which is a little inland from Myrtle Beach. I live very close to this area, and I always drive by this location. I’ve seen signs for The Cooper House, but I had no idea there was such a lovely wedding venue at the site. The Cooper House is a rustic, southern farm-style venue with a historic house for the bride and groom to get ready and an open barn area for …

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Kiss on the cheek  - The Venue at White Oaks Farm

Fall wedding at The Venue at White Oaks Farm

It was great to be back for another wedding at The Venue at White Oaks Farm. You can check out a couple of my previous posts here and here, discussing some of this venue’s benefits. I especially like the clean white look of the interior and the purpose-built rooms for the bride and groom preparations.  The Venue at White Oaks Farm has made a few upgrades since the last time I was there. There is now a concrete patio under the ceremony location’s arches and a paved pathway leading from the reception hall. This would be helpful if the lawn were wet and …

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Romance in front of the horses  - Wildhorse at Parker Farms

Wedding at WildHorse at Parker Farms with horses and a beautiful sunset

Photographing weddings at some of the beautiful farm locations we have a little inland from Myrtle Beach is always a nice change of pace for me. Wildhorse at Parker Farms is a very unique venue located in Longs, SC, and it’s about a 30-minute trip from Myrtle Beach. I’ve only shot one other wedding at Parker Farms back in April of 2020. This wedding was in the middle of social distancing, and many guests couldn’t attend, so it was great to be back with everything back to normal. When I arrived at the venue, the bridesmaids hadn’t yet arrived, so …

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Ceremony under the arches  - The Venue at White Oaks Farm

Spring wedding at The Venue at White Oaks Farm

This beautiful April 23rd wedding at The Venue at White Oaks Farm was a great start to the busiest part of my wedding season. Being a new venue, this is only my second wedding at this location. My last wedding there was in winter, so it’s nice to be back when the grass and trees are turning green. Christina, the bride, had chosen my all-day wedding package, so she had both my wife and myself for photography as well as my photo booth. I was also working with Shari of Coastal Charm Weddings, one of my favorite wedding planners. Pajama …

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Portrait in front of the venue - The Venue at White Oaks Farm

My first wedding at the Venue at White Oaks Farm near Myrtle Beach

It’s not often that I get to do photography at a completely new wedding venue. The Venue at White Oaks Farm started hosting wedding events this past summer, and they seem to be doing quite well. This venue is located north of Longs; it’s about 30 minutes inland from Myrtle Beach. It was actually a really easy drive. I was already on the White Oaks Farm vendor list because I had done some engagement photography at their other location, Inlet Point Plantation Stables. I very much appreciate being on the vendor list at wedding venues. A lot of my clients …

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Bride and groom looking into each others eyes - Hidden Acres

Beautiful spring wedding at Hidden Acres in Marion, SC

This has been a very difficult year for brides and thier wedding plans with Covid-19 and the social distancing restrictions. Almost all of my May weddings had to reschedule for later in the year. Thankfully, for Heather and Ethan’s wedding on May 30th, many wedding venues around SC, including Hidden Acres, were beginning to open back up. In fact, by the time I’m making this blog post near the end of June, I’ve had one of the busiest summers I can remember. Heather had chosen my all-day wedding package with no hour restrictions, so my wife Lizeth and I arrived …

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Cute pose with the bride and groom - Wildhorse at Parker Farms

Small social distancing wedding at the Wildhorse at Parker Farms

Jennifer and Matt were planning on having over 100 guests and a large wedding party for thier spring wedding at the Wildhorse at Parker Farms wedding venue. We were all told at first that the COVID-19 coronavirus wasn’t going to be a big deal in the US, but as the March 21st wedding date approached, things kept looking worse. A few weeks before, they told me the wedding was still on, but the guest list was going to be much smaller. Soon after that, all the groomsmen except for the best man, had to drop out because of flight and …

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